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but deadly on fleas. the flea specialist, for effective, but gentle flea control. good morning. miracle in t good morning. miracle in the mines. 33 workers in chile trapped for 17 days 2,000 feet down, then all of a sudden look at this. they're all found alive. but why it could take until christmas to get them out. scrambling, that massive egg recall of more than half a billion eggs. is the government doing enough to keep our food safe? s we'll ask the woman in charge of the fda. and payback. the founder of wikileaks, the website that leaked those classified war documents, briefly named in a rape case in sweden. he says he's innocent.
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those charges have been dropped and now he suggests it's all part of a pentagon smear campaign today, monday, august 23rd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry in for meredith who's got the morning off. boy, that celebration that's going on right now in chile. it was an incredible discovery. all 33 workers trapped in the collapsed mine for more than two weeks alive and well. >> that's pretty dramatic stuff. rescuers used a drill to bore down to where they believed those miners were trapped. when they pulled that drill back up on sunday, there were notes attached to it. one read "we are all fine in shelter." >> a camera was then used to look inside and capture this miner smiling into the lens. can you see him there at the bottom of the screen.
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that's the good news. but here's the bad news. it could take up to four months to drill another hole big enough to bring those men to the surface. the latest straight ahead. >> that's incredible stuff. also ahead, was workplace bullying to blame for a university of virginia magazine editor who took his own life. his family believes the suicide was the result of repeated harassment. allegedly at the hands of his boss. we're going to have more on that story coming up. plus this morning the remarkable recovery of an american snowboarder. his name is kevin pierce. he suffered a severe brain injury during training just weeks before the winter olympics in vancouver. even his own doctors are calling it a miracle. this morning kevin pierce will be joining us for a live interview. but we want to begin on a monday morning with this miracle in chile. 33 workers found alive more than two weeks after a cave-in at a small gold and copper mine. carl quintanilla has more on this. >> reporter: good morning, matt. for 16 days rescue teams made seven attempts to find out if those miners had made it to the
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emergency shelter. on sunday, 17 days after the initial accident, the eighth try proved a success. the signs of life came from a world far below. [ cheering ] >> reporter: sparking a huge celebration sunday, from family and friends, who learned 33 trapped miners were indeed alive. it was the news that this nation had dreamed of after so many had given up hope. a drill finally broke through solid rock, allowing rescue teams to send a probe more than 2,000 feet below the earth, with hopes of reaching the missing men. stuck underground for 17 days, the trapped miners attached two notes to the drill. when rescuers tugged it to the surface, there was a message for the world. with great delight, chile's president, sebastian pinera, raised the miners' hopeful words in the air. "all 33 of us are fine in the shelter." one miner wrote in great detail of their living conditions, explaining how they dug a
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channel to reach underground water and how they have used vehicles for light. loved ones celebrated the news with big hugs and warm hearts. they were even able to see the miners after a video camera was sent down the probe shaft as well. it's a system that will allow the delivery of food, water and oxygen to the miners for as long as they're trapped. and rescue teams say that could be a while. experts warned it may take another four months to dig a hole large enough to actually free all 33 miners. sometime around december, setting the stage for what could be a true christmas miracle. and again, those miners are trapped in a copper and gold mine. experts say the health risks are actually pretty small as long as they keep receiving enough food, water and oxygen. matt. >> all right, carl quintanilla with great news this morning. carl, thanks very much. it's four minutes after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. closer to home the fda is struggling to find a source for the salmonella outbreak that has led to the recall of half a
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billion eggs. in a moment we'll talk to the commissioner of the food and drug administration. first, tom costello is in washington with the latest on the recall and the investigation. tom, good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning to you. it's hard to know how many people have been sickened by bad eggs since may but the cdc does say it's seen more than 1300 more cases than normal. so far, no reports of any deaths. >> mommy! >> reporter: 16-month-old ava jones is a non-stop bundle of energy. now recovered after her parents rushed her to an e.r. in waterloo, iowa, this month dehydrated and sick. >> an extreme bout of diarrhea. and she just started going to the bathroom approximately every 15 minutes to half hour. >> reporter: after eight days in the hospital, the diagnosis was salmonella poisoning, probably from eggs. over the past three months, hundreds, maybe thousands of people are thought to have been sickened after eating contaminated eggs. now more than half a billion have been pulled off the market
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in 22 states. the contaminated eggs were shipped from mid-may to mid-august, but a voluntary recall wasn't announced until this month. more evidence, says a former fda executive, that the nation's food safety net has a big hole in it. >> in the united states, we tend to chase a food borne disease after it occurs and try to find the problem instead of putting in place preventive controls that keep the contamination from occurring in the first place. >> reporter: the egg farms in iowa at the center of this recall were owned or supplied with chickens and feed by jack decosta, the sixth biggest egg producer in the country with a troubled past. he was labeled a habitual violator for multiple water pollution and waste violations, fined for federal health and safety violations the labor secretary described as sweat shop conditions in maine. his company paid $1.3 million to 11 female employees who settle allegations of sexual assault and intimidation in 2002. then in 2003, he pleaded guilty
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to knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. just two months ago the company paid $130,000 fine for animal cruelty documented in undercover video. >> this hen gasps for air as she slowly dies. >> reporter: philip brasher is a reporter for the "des moines register." >> jack decostar was very much the poster child in the 1990s for what would be wrong with this large scale, industrial scale agriculture. at the same time he was an embarrassment to conventional big agriculture because he was constantly in the headlines. >> reporter: we've asked the company for comment, it declined. the senate is now sitting on legislation that would give the fda much more authority and manpower, both of which it really lacks right now. it comes after recent salmonella outbreaks involving peanut butter, spinach and processed foods. matt. >> tom costello in washington. tom, thanks very much. dr. margaret hamburg is the commissioner of the food and drug administration. dr. hamburg, good morning to
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you. >> good morning. >> these numbers are pretty alarming, half a billion with a "b," half a billion eggs being recalled. given the size and the scope of the recall, do you at the fda feel as if you have your arms around this problem right now? >> well, it is the largest egg recall that we've had in recent history. it's a very serious problem and we're continuing to investigate aggressively to determine the exact source of the contamination as we move forward with the recall. we may see some additional sort of subrecalls over the next couple of days, maybe even weeks as we better understand the sort of network of distribution of these eggs that are potentially contaminated. and i do want to say that consumers should look on the website to learn more about the recall and to be able to look specifically at whether eggs that they may have purchased fit into the recall and should be thrown out. >> let me put some graphics up
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right now, dr. hamburg, but we've got an example. they should be looking at the julian number and the plant number. we're showing them right here on the carton what that looks like. we also on our website, we'll put up the specific numbers they have to be looking for. as they look at this graphic, let me ask you, some friends of mine over the weekend said these people started getting sick in may. why did it take so long for this recall? we're in august now, the end of august. >> well, there is -- you have to start an investigation. first you see the rise in the number of cases of salmonella above the normal background. then you start to identify the clusters of cases and do the investigation of where they might have been exposed. this salmonella is the most common kind, so it makes it a little bit harder to track down the source. the centers for disease control, our federal partners in food safety, have been working very hard with us on this outbreak investigation, and we've tried to move swiftly to identify the source and take the action
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necessary to protect consumers. >> the situation has raised some other questions. i spoke to president obama back in february of 2009, shortly after he took office. it was the time of the big peanut butter recall. >> right, uh-huh. >> i asked him at the time if he thought the fda was doing its job. he said, quote, i think the fda has not been able to catch some of these things as quickly as i expect them to catch them and so we're going to be doing a complete review of fda operations. here we are a year and a half later, we've got another massive recall. are you in a situation as tom costello suggested in his piece where you're limited in resources and manpower and funding so that you can only react after something goes wrong, that you can't be proactive and get out there and prevent things from going wrong? >> well, we very much want to shift the paradigm to a preventive approach. this food safety has been a priority of this administration and certainly at the fda we have been working aggressively to move in this direction. we are hoping that the food safety legislation that was
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mentioned will be passed by congress. >> do you need double the resources, double the fundinging? >> we need additional resources, we need additional authorities, we need greater abilities to trace back products to their source so that we can identify how the contamination occurred and what products are at risk. we need better abilities and authorities to put in place these preventive controls and hold companies accountable, and we need to be able to more routinely review records and work with companies to make sure that the food supply is safe. the food safety legislation adds an additional potential new authority or set of authorities that have to do with imported foods. this is a domestic outbreak. but more and more food is coming from overseas, and we need to be prepared and aggressively address the safety issues there. >> okay, dr. hamburg, i appreciate your time this morning. good luck. >> thank you. let's get a check of the morning's other top stories. carl quintanilla has got his running shoes on because he made
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it to the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. officials in pakistan are fighting to protect more cities from rising floodwaters. relief agencies are using boats to get aid to the millions of people who need it. recent floods have left more than 6 million people homeless and officials warn that cholera and other diseases bodies a real threat. flooding has forced the evacuation of a quarter million people in northern china. the flooding there is the worst in a decade. some people had to be rescued by helicopter. a tragic ending this morning to a hostage standoff in the philippines. officials said six of the chinese tourists held on a bus were found dead after a s.w.a.t. team killed the former police officer who was holding them. both sides took to the streets sunday in the controversy over that propoand d further away from the site of the 9/11 attacks in new york. they criticized what they say is racist fear. the coast guard searching for a small plane that disappeared in alaska in bad weather.
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onboard a pilot and three workers from the national park service. and a helicopter pilot is banged up but safe after a crash sunday in san diego bay. the pilot reported mechanical problems just after he took off. close call. it is now 7:12. back to matt, ann and stephanie. al is off this morning. stephanie abrams is here for us to look at the forecast after a rainy end of the weekend here in the northeast. >> we are going to talk about that in a minute. first tropical storm danielle far out in the atlantic. it is well organized right now and it's going to strengthen. we do anticipate this tropical storm to be a hurricane as it heads off to the north/northwest over the next couple of days. speaking of the rain in the here is a look outside your window. haze out there combined with sunshine is going to bring around the first spare the air day of the summer.
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temperatures around the bay area, low 90s across your north bay valleys. san jose today, 93 degrees. 70s and 80s around san francisco and oakland. now, it's the warmer start to the morning tomorrow and the same amount of heating. tuesday and wednesday, probably the hottest days inland. the sea breeze picks up and air quality improves later this week. >> ann, over to you. stephanie, thanks. is the pentagon targeting the leader of wikileaks for posting documents online? that's what he's claiming after being named in a rape case. martin fletcher is in london this morning. he joins us now. martin, good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning. julian was charged with the rape and molestation in two separate cases. in sweden where he thought he was safe. the swedish tabloid broke the story saturday that two women had complained to police who issued an arrest warrant. one claimed she had been attacked in a hotel. but police didn't find him.
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he quickly replied via twitter saying the charges were without basis and deeply disturbing. then hours later sweden dropped the rape charge. the prosecutor said there's no longer reason to believe assange committed rape. >> that's not enough for being arrested. >> reporter: talking to al jazeera television -- >> it's clearly a smear campaign. >> reporter: after releasing 75,000 military files on his website wikileaks assange is getting ready to release another 15,000 within a month. the pentagon wants to stem the flow of leaks about its afghanistan campaign. u.s. officials call assange's papers one of the biggest security breaches in u.s. history. >> the taliban will be poring over every word of the report to
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see what they can find out about the way we operate against them. >> reporter: assange says wikileaks is halfway through examining the 15,000 documents to eliminate people being harmed. he said he will release the papers come what may. today assange's lawyers want to meet with swedish officials hoping they'll drop the molestation charges. he says releasing the secret files is his duty. ann? nbc's martin fletcher this morning, thanks. it is now 7:16. now to politics and a bitter senate primary race in florida. one of the candidates is a self-made billionaire whose private life is getting about as much attention as his political views. nbc's norah o'donnell is in miami with more on this. norah, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, matt. this race is a key contest that could determine which party controls the u.s. senate. but for now this democratic primary is one of the nastiest
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in florida's history for closure, unemployment, huge issues here in florida and yet there's a lot of talk about one candidate's relationship with mike tyson, lindsay lohan, and how he made his billion-dollar fortune. jeff green is not your average politician. that's donald trump's house. he's a self-made billionaire who boast as lavish lifestyle. his opponent a florida native and son of one of the most prominent african-american leaders. >> i'm the true candidate for the middle class. >> reporter: greene says when he came to palm beach, they had nothing. >> i was a bus boy first and then i became a waiter in the main dining room. >> reporter: and what did you learn? >> i've learned in my life how far you can go. i can go from working here, i had to go through this back door only to get into the hotel.
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>> reporter: greene owns this $24 million mansion. millionaire or billionaire? >> who know what is they call it. >> reporter: his 154-foot yacht and spent his own money to try to win a u.s. senate seat. >> i can have all the money in the world. with everybody unemployed, you know, i think americans don't realize we're in a downward spiral and we have to re-invent this country. >> reporter: meek bet the housing market would collapse. >> you make a decision. you want to make money and you're playing a game on wall street, play that game. but you don't play that game and then turn around and go to the very state that you put your money against and made you a billionaire and say that i want to be your united states senator and i'm going to represent you. >> not a single person lost a
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penny because of the investments i made. >> reporter: greene is trailing in the polls to meek. it's not policy. it's his personal life that's made the front pages. boxer mike tyson was greene's best man. this new year's he was photographed with lindsay lohan in the caribbean playground. >> i don't believe that he has the spirit to represent people. >> kendrick meek does not want to talk about his record and why he wants to keep talking about the sideshow issue of who i knew and didn't know. >> reporter: that doesn't say anything about your character, the company you keep? >> if i let someone sleep on our boat two nights, that's not what's important. the people of florida are suffering. >> reporter: now the winner of this democratic primary is going to face a unique challenge. a three-way race against a former state house speaker and then the governor of florida, charlie chryst, who is running
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as an independent. >> norah o'donnell in miami, appreciate that. still ahead, a shocking death rocks the university of virginia campus. did a top magazine editor take his own life because he was b l bullied by his boss. the latest on that and much
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. sers and receive payments digitally. sers and i get paid on average three weeks faster. booming is never looking for a check in the mail. because it's already in my email. good monday morning to you. >> i'll take you to the san mateo bridge. looks like the end of summer vacation for a lot of folks. we are seeing westbound traffic moving slowly. there is a report of a disabled vehicle slowly being pushed off of that flat section over to the high rise. watch that temporary slowing traffic right there as you're approaching the county line. in livermore, it's very slow, as well. really jamming up where it's red. a new incident reported, disabled vehicle at north flynn,
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as well. rob, those same areas are going to be getting warm today. 50s and 60s this morning, mainly clear skies. look at your lunchtime temperatures starting to make a run at the 90s. inland today, san jose. tomorrow, looks even hotter. we'll start off warmer, same amount of heating during the day. wednesday, hot inland. and the sea breeze cools us off hee week. time right now is 7:27. more news right after this break. i was 23 years old, i wasn't overweight. i never dreamed this would happen to me. when the doctor told me i had three blocked arteries, i felt like i was punched in the gut. i found out that one in three women die from heart disease. how did i not know that?
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tiffany alvarez's parents reported her missing saturday. police think she may have left with a man in his 30s whom she met on myspace a few months ago. the 14-year-old girl is 5'10", 180 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair. she was last seen wearing gray velvet pajamas and a black purse. her parents fear the two may be headed towards houston, texas. another local update for you in less than a half an hour.
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♪ 7:30 now on a monday morning, the 23rd of august, 2010. hi to all the nice guys and gals underneath umbrellas. we've had some downpours this morning. i thought we should get out there and hand out some warm drinks. >> no. but we will get you there pretty soon. >> we will in just a little while. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry who is filling in for meredith. and coming up, a very serious story. details in a brutal bear attack. a worker mauled to death in an animal sanctuary when an 8-year-old bear he cared for turned on him. could the tragedy have been prevented?
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just ahead, the 911 call placed during that attack. and also ahead, is work place bullying to blame for a suicide death of a magazine editor at the university of virginia? an investigation is now under way looking into that question. we'll get the latest on that, matt. we're looking forward to another interview a little later on. snowboarder kevin pierce will sit down for a live interview and talk to us about his recovery from the traumatic brain injury he sustained while training for the olympic winter games in vancouver. he looks like he's doing really well. looking forward to saying hi to him. >> it's great to see him. >> first, let's begin with the latest on the capture of those two fugitives involved in an escape from an arizona prison. they dubbed themselves a modern day bonnie and clyde. nbc's george lewis has more on this. he is standing outside the courthouse. george, good morning. >> good morning, ann. john mccluskey and welch did label themselves a modern day bonnie and clyde. but unlike the omplgs, they
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didn't die in a shoot-out with police. they surrendered. although authorities say it easily could have gone the other way. >> reporter: it was early saturday when the two were brought here, being housed in separate cells under heavy guard. during a court hearing on friday, it was obvious they won't be getting out on bail any time soon. >> your bond is set at $1 million. >> that is $1 million apiece. on july 30th, mccluskey and two other inmates escaped from this medium-run security prison. they suspect welch of helping them by throwing a pair of wire cutters over the fence. the other two men were caught. mccluskey and welch eluded the nationwide dragnet. finally, the pair was captured at a campground in eastern arizona near the new mexico border. after a park ranger spotted the couple's gray nissan sentra, parked in a strange position, partially hidden in the trees. the ranger, who doesn't want his
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identity revealed for fair of reprisals, alerted police. they quickly rolled in and grabbed mccluskey. sergeant webb hoyle of the apache county sheriff's department collared the fugitive. >> he made the statement that he wished that he had, you know, killed the forest service employees when he had the chance. >> reporter: police say they have evidence linking mccluskey and welch to the murder of an oklahoma couple gary and linda haas, whose bodies were found inside their burned-out travel trailer in new mexico. during the arrest as police went after welch, as she threw the gun down, mccluskey made a possibly incriminating statement. >> one of the sergeants on the scene says don't mess with that. that could be the murder weapon. he said, no, the murder weapon is over in the tent. so spontaneous utterances that he had committed those murders. >> reporter: now authorities in
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new mexico are eager to get their hands on mccluskey and welch to face potential murder charges. chillingly, mccluskey told deputies if he could have gotten to that gun in the tent, he would have shot it out with him. ann? >> george lewis this morning, thanks. chief webb hogle responsible for bringing in the two fugitives, good morning and congratulations. >> thank you very much. good morning to you. >> very dramatic capture and as i understand it, you arrived at the site and had to actually wait for an hour before all of your team arrived. once everybody was there, how exactly did this go down without a shoot-out, as the two said they were going to plan if there was an attempt to capture them? >> my feeling that they were meant to be captured at the time. it was by luck we rolled in hard and fast and we caught them in the right spot at the right time. >> you literally had to take down john mccluskey, is that
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right? and welch at the moment had a gun? >> yes, ma'am. >> and i guess the question is sort of how were you able to capture them alive without any one of your deputies being injured? >> i think we put together a good plan. we had a lot of participation from other agencies, including the arizona dps, our drug task force team. also members of my s.w.a.t. team, and a couple of forest service personnel. >> at one point, she reached for the gun. what do you do? >> at that point, i just put down john mccluskey, myself and two other operators were coming around. she reached back and pulled out a gun. she did it in a manner and i could tell there was a little bit of hesitation by her. she was trying to make a decision whether to shoot it out or put it down. thank goodness she put it down.
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>> the two afterwards were fairly chatty, as i understand. did they actually admit to killing this couple in arizona and there was a gun in the tent? >> the couple in new mexico, yes, they did. >> in new mexico, that's right. >> yes. they had said the murder weapon that they had used was in the tent. they also indicated that if he could have gotten to his gun, he would have shot it out with us. >> it's amazing you were able to do this as safely as you did. as i understand it, you've only been commander of this task force for one week. are you hoping for a quieter second week, sheriff? >> yeah. it would be nice to have a quieter second week. >> well, we wish you that and i think you certainly deserve it. sheriff webb hogle, thank you. >> thank you. a check of the weather from stephanie abrams in for al. hey, ann, this is nothing compared to these two ladies from wisconsin. no umbrella. why no umbrella? >> it's all part of the
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adventure. it's a vacation. >> it's a vacation. all right. i'm sharing my umbrella with them for the time being. let's have a look at where it's going to rain today. that is in the northeast. the clouds will keep us cool here. ten degrees cooler in new york. we're going to be about ten degrees warmer in houston and dallas. look at that 107. storms in the center of the country. here is a look at san jose. sunshine and let's go hour by hour. temperatures around the bay area, notice the temperatures inland. santa clara valley, making a run at the mid and upper 90s today. weak sea breeze kicks in by this evening. we're going to see hot days ahead by wednesday. tomorrow, we'll start off warmer and heat up a little bit more. tuesday and wednesday, the hottest days inland and we'll cool down big time by friday and saturday. if it's umbrella weather where you live, all you have to do is go to, 24 hours a day. matt, over to you. >> stephanie, thank you very
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much. >> now a an attack. a worker mauled to death by a bear. amy robach has the story. good morning. >> good morning. for many years, he cared for bears at a private sanctuary. but it was his favorite black bear, an 8-year-old, who turned on him in a savage attack and now many are asking could this tragedy have been prevented? >> reporter: the horror of what happened to brent kandra at this exotic animal sanctuary has his friends and family in total shock. >> it's pretty much like a bad dream. >> reporter: the 24-year-old young man was brutally mauled thursday evening by a 350-pound black bear named iroquois. >> something went wrong. he panicked and i panicked. >> reporter: when the bear let loose, the owner immediately called 911. >> bites on his body. >> i think he has a collapsed lung. that's my fear. >> sir, is he breathing right now? >> no!
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>> you just told me he was. >> now he's not! >> reporter: kandra was rushed to a cleveland medical center and died hours later. mazola says the exact details of the attack are too traumatic to account. what started as friendly play suddenly became very violent. >> probably the hardest thing i've ever been through in my life. >> reporter: brent kandra loved the bears, tigers and wolves at the sanctuary. they are all rescued or retired from the entertainment industry. >> he pretty much had an animal in his life all his life. >> reporter: the owner, mazzola, has come under fire for running bear wrestling acts. and he's faced troubles with the united states department of agricultural for publicly exhibiting exotic animals without the proper license. >> it's tragic and it could have been prevented. >> reporter: mazzola stands by his record. >> i can honestly say that, you know, we've had a perfect safety record. >> reporter: bear attacks are
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rare, but certainly not unheard of. just last month, a mother grizzly went on a murderous rampage in montana. >> i couldn't believe the strength of this animal and i could just feel everything crushing. >> reporter: while her cubs watched, she attacked three campers mauling one to death. now another community mourns for a young life lost gone way too soon. >> i loved brent and i miss him more than anything in the whole world. it's what we wanted to do. >> reporter: and at the wishes of kandra's family, the black bear that killed him has now been euthanized. investigators are working to determine if any criminal charges may be filed in this case. matt? >> thank you very much. appreciate it. 7:40. up next, did an employee for a university of virginia magazine take his own life bbouse he was being buly edli s hiss?ca details on that right after this. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed.
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back now at 7:43 and a what family is calling a deadly case of workplace bullying. the editor of a virginia magazine is now under investigation by university officials for allegedly driving one of his employees to suicide. nbc's jeff rossen is here with details on that. jeff, good morning. >> hi, matt. good morning. if you've ever had a bully for a boss, you know how stressful it can be. at this office in virginia, co-workers say their boss was so mean, so toxic, that an employee actually killed himself just to escape. he'd gone to human resources and other officials more than a dozen times for help, but his boss remained on the job.
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>> reporter: inside this small virginia office, kevin morrissey was reaching his breaking point, dealing with a boss co-workers say taunted him endlessly. kevin worked for a campus magazine at the university of virginia called "vqr" virginia quarterly review. kevin's sister told us he lived for his job and ended up dying for it. >> he was really good at his job and no one should have to choose between a bully boss and being unemployed. >> reporter: that bully boss is ted genoways. he is the magazine's senior editor. coworkers say genoway harassed kevin, blaming him for almost everything, even suspending him for a week in july without giving him a reason just to mess with him, one co-worker told us. was it toxic? >> it was a toxic environment for kevin. >> reporter: waldo jakewith is the magazine's web et editor.
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>> ted's treatment of kevin in the last two weeks of his life was just egregious and it just ate kevin up. >> reporter: then on the morning of july 30th. a final blow. genoway sent kevin this e-mail criticizing his work again. kevin morrissey received this from his boss at 9:47 a.m. by 11:30, less than two hours later, he had come here to this coal tower near campus. kevin called 911 to report a shooting. that's when he pulled out a gun, pulled the trigger, and killed himself. >> it's just like, i can't take it anymore. you know? it's just the last straw. >> reporter: while he battled with clinical depression, in his suicide note, kevin blamed his boss for driving him over the edge. i can't bear things anymore, he wrote. in his apartment working with a self-absorbed, how to handle narcissistic personalities on the job. they say the most disturbing was his latest phone bill obtained by nbc news showing kevin made 17 calls to university offices in the week leading up to his death.
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and what did they do for him? >> nothing. they said a lot of really great things, but no action ever resulted. >> reporter: university officials confirm they set up meetings. but genoway remind in his position. in an e-mail to the staff genoways defended himself and blamed kevin. his work suffered and his demeanor to my mind was often unacceptable for the work place. i cannot accept the final blame he laid on me. genoway declined to speak with us on camera, but his lawyer did. you've heard the accusations. was your client a work place bully? >> ted genoway was not a workplace bully. >> reporter: does ted take any responsibility for this? >> when kevin morrissey committed suicide, it was a combination of unhappiness at work and his own long-standing clinical depression. >> reporter: but for kevin's family, if genoways wasn't the cause, he was, in their words, the final straw. >> with ongoing daily assaults and you're already depressed, how tough is that? >> reporter: the university of virginia admits no wrongdoing
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here, but they have launched a full internal investigation into kevin's death. the work place environment of the magazine and allegations, matt, they did not act fast enough when kevin reached out for help. >> jeff, thank you very much. nicole williams is a career and work place expert. nicole, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> let's say off the bat. the university needs to conduct an investigation. i'm going to let that happen. i'm not going to jump to any conclusions. what does jump out at me, though, is the number of phone calls that were made by kevin to university officials in the days or weeks leading up to this. >> yeah, no. and what's so funny, matt, bullying is random. there's no question about it. because it's not illegal, right? it's not considered harassment unless the individual being bullied is under protected status and the person who is actually doing the bullying is not part of that protective status group. a lot of times this goes on. people complain repeatedly and officials do not respond. >> if there are repeated
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complaints, clearly it's a he said/she said situation or, in this case, he said/he said, but does the university need to at least separate these two while they're conducting a further investigation? >> yes, you'd think so. yes, matt. absolutely. the way this is dealt with and of course we're going to learn more as time goes on, sounds as if this was a very tragic case that was not handled well. it is true there's bullying going on without question. i think that this is a great opportunity for us to reflect on why is bullying so rampant. how are we going to deal with it? >> what defines work place bullying? you can be a tough boss without being a bully. what is difference? >> it's repeated, matt, and it's all about undermining someone. it is about -- and this is the problem with bullying. sometimes, it's very covert, very passive/aggressive, gossiping about people, not letting them into important meetings. you know? it's treating them meanly andnd poorly but, you're right, it's tough. what's the difference between a tough boss.
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>> he also had a history of clinical depression and that may have influenced the way officials viewed this. >> absolutely. >> they may have thought this was something more in line with his depression and less in line with what was going on in the work place. >> absolutely. >> gwynne, we don't know. but there is an investigation under way. >> it's so chicken and egg, matt. inevitably you're bullied at work, you're going to be depressed. at what point is the bullying responsible for his depression and unfortunate suicide? this is a really interesting case and definitely is going to bring light to work place -- healthy work place out and about and certainly this is going to definitely bring some interest to this kind of topic. >> nicole williams, thanks. >> my pleasure, matt! 7:49. up next, can kids tell the difference in designer duds and clothing from a discount retailer? we'll put a group of teens to the test. first, these messages. equals chili's $20 dinner for two.
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students who skip school in richmond will face a new law this year to crack down on truantsy. a new daytime curfew is in effect. unsupervised students will be ticketed and taken to a community center for counseling. truant kids won't be allowed to leave the center until a parent or guardian picks them up. a child and their parent will be required to go a court hearing. officials at richmond high school hope the new law will help students and the community. i'll have another local news update for you in about a half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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♪ morning, the 23rd day of aug, 2010. 8:00 now on a monday morning, the 23rd day of august, 2010. a wet and wild day here in the northeast. we've had rain and thunderstorms over the last 24 hours. we have a nice group of people gathered under umbrellas, and we thank them very much for tolerating our imperfect weather. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry who is filling in while meredith is taking time off. >> one of the things about being here is that every single one of you is going to be on television. >> no question about it. we'll pan the crowd today.
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coming up we'll talk about the remarkable story of kevin pierce, the american snowboarder who suffered a traumatic brain injury just a few weeks before the vancouver olympic winter games. doctors say that his survival and recovery are nothing short of a miracle. we've been following this story and we're thrilled to say kevin pierce is live in our studio. we're going to talk to him in just a couple of minutes. >> he's a very sweet guy. also coming up, a lot of people are shopping for their kids' back-to-school wear. would your kids let you shop at a discount retailer? guess what, we have janice lieberman who has put four teens to the test, giving them clothing with the labels cut out. could they tell the difference? we'll get to that coming up. >> i'll bet some could. also ahead, hard to believe but this weekend marks the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina down in the gulf coast region. al and i are going to head down there and we will broadcast live from there on friday morning to talk about the lessons learned from katrina and how that area has done in terms of rebuilding. again, that's a live broadcast
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from new orleans friday morning right here on "today." >> all right. >> let's go inside. >> carl quintanilla is in for me at the news desk. hey, carl. good morning, everybody. the head of the fda said this morning that nationwide recall of more than half a billion eggs could grow in the coming days and weeks. commissioner margaret hamburg said the specific source of salmonella contamination has not yet been found. as many as 1,300 cases of food poisoning have already been linked to eggs produced by two iowa farms. a tragic ending to a hostage staundsoff in the filenes. officials say six of the chinese tourists held on a bus were found dead after a s.w.a.t. team killed the former police officer who was holding them. rescuers hope to begin sending food down a narrow hole today to 33 miners found alive inside a collapsed gold and copper mine in chile. probe lowered into the mine brought back two notes saying the miners were safe despite 17 days underground. a video camera even sent back
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pictures of the miners. however, it could take up to four months to free them. iran has unveiled what it calls the first domestically produced unmanned bomber. state television said it has a range of 620 miles not long enough to reach israel. sunday's ceremony came one day after eiran started fueling its first nuclear reactor which the west fears could be used to make weapons. overseas markets mostly higher this morning. cnbc's melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange. melissa, what will drive the street this week? all eyes on activity that may make investors more bullish. hewlett-packard entered into a bidding war with dell, dat at that storage company. meantime in other news those new credit card rules that went into effect yesterday may have actually helped fuel a rise in your credit card rate levels we have not seen for nine years because the new laurie strikts card issuers of raising rates that have risen preemptively. sponsors say that consumers are
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good enough to challenge number one shaun white. kevin pierce had beaten him twice. but the 22-year-old's dreams of a gold medal were dashed in an accident that left him near death even though he was wearing a helmet, pierce suffered severe brain trauma when his head slammed against the edge of the half pipe. >> american snowboarder kevin pierce remains in critical but stable condition tonight after a training accident yesterday. >> reporter: pierce was put on a breathing tube and kept in a coma to limit the swelling on his brain. >> the brain has to mend itself. and in order to do that, it really needs to be quiet. >> reporter: kevin's initial prognosis was unclear, and his recovery has been long and painful. helped in large part by the under ending support of his determined family. his father is a renowned glass blower simon pierce, one of four
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brothers who grew up in vermont living for the snow. as a child kevin point blank confronted snowboarding pioneer jake burton. >> i asked him if they would make a kids' board because there was nothing like that at the time, and then he come back a couple weeks later with this. >> reporter: we first met kevin prior to his accident learning firsthand about his family's strong bonds. how are you doing? kevin's older brother, david, is his biggest fan, and a champion in his own right winning multiple medals it at the special olympics. >> i look over to my left and see dave and he has this huge pile of medals and he's already been to the special olympics and he's already done that. >> reporter: after kevin's accident the brothers became an inspiration to one another. >> i think kevin has learned a lot about patience from david because everything for david takes longer, and the challenges have been immense for him. >> reporter: today all efforts remain on kevin's recovery. his eyesight has been affected by the accident and he now wears special glasses to compensate but he vows he will recover and return to the days when the pierce boys would practice their
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tricks for hours in the backyard even some day hopefully strapping on his beloved board and heading back up the mountain. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> kevin pearce is here along with his mom pia. good morning to both of you. it's great to see you. normally i would start with you. i'm going to talk to your mom first. >> good idea. >> a few months ago this would not have seemed possible to be sitting here in this studio. >> we are so grateful that kevin has worked so hard to get better and i really believe it's his own inner determination and he had it before when he was working so hard to get to the olympics, and then when this happened to him, he just hung on to that strength, and here he is today. >> the brain is an amazing thing when you stop and think about it, not only because of physically what you have been able to do in terms of recovery but because of the fact you don't remember a thing about the accident. that's for a reason, i would imagine, right? >> yeah, i think it's a very good thing i don't remember them comes into my head twice, and i
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don't remember anything for a month and a half. it's pretty amazing that i don't remember a month and a half of my life, and i could be sitting here now in such great shape. >> i remember tom brokaw talked to you, went and visited you, and he was talking about the fact you spent so many years training to get to those olympic games, and the irony of you watched those games in a rehabilitation hospital. >> yeah. >> what was that like for you? >> yeah, that was a pretty interesting time just because of how bad a shape i was in and watching the olympics and knowing that i could have been there and that was my dream and i worked so hard to get there and it was really the only thing at that point when i was snowboarding that really mattered to me. the fact i was in such bad shape when that was going on. >> was it emotionally frustra frustrating for you to lie in that bed and say i should be watching a tape of myself on tv? >> it was very hard for me, and one of the hardest things i've ever had to watch on tv. >> balance -- balance has been
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an issue and eyesight. you were still having trouble with your eyesight. where does that stand? >> i still have trouble with my eyesight. your eyes are actually a muscle so we do a lot of eye exercise to try to get them better and stuff like that. along with my vision and balance, my reaction time is also a bit slow now. so i need to work on that to try to get my license back. >> so you can drive again. and that's a major hurdle. let's talk about family. there's the physical side of this and then there is the emotional side that we've come to know. i don't know -- i'm sure that a lot of families would have pulled together the way your family did. your other three sons all sacrificed and chipped in and got together for kevin. what did you learn about your family based on this? >> i think it really reinforced for me how important family can be, how powerful the love of family is. and i think pulling together for us was something that wasn't hard because we would just do that. if it happened to anybody. something happened to me i feel like everybody in the family would be there for me in the same way. i think it was just striking how
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powerful and how much of a difference it really makes. >> and, kevin, what did it mean to your recovery? how much was the emotional side of things? how much did it play a role in the actual recovery? >> i think it played the biggest role ever in my recovery. the amount of stuff they did and having everybody there. they were there by my side for the entire time, and it was a long time. what do you think, like seven months? >> going on almost eight months now. >> they've been with me the whole time. it's beyond amazing having them. the food in the hospital wasn't the best. they brought me food every day. >> home cooking is nice. >> exactly. >> we love that. >> that was just so special, and everything they did for me was just beyond belief, how amazing they have been. >> everybody wants to know are you going to board again and to what level? mom is smiling. i imagine mom gets a say in this. >> no say. no. >> are you going to get back on the snowboard? >> yes. i'm very lucky and excited that i am able to get back on a snowboard just because of the shape i was in seven months ago and you saw from that photo that
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i was practically dead and the fact that i am going to be able to do that. >> mom, how are you going to feel about that? >> what is mom going to do? >> how are you going to feel about that? the doctors have given you the what if -- if something like that were to happen again. how do you feel about him getting back on the board? >> he can't do it again. i've had anxiety before. i guess i'll have probably some anxiety again. but i feel like it's kevin's life and he needs to make his own choices, and we're here to support him. >> i think we know what that choice is going to be. keep in touch, all right? let us know how things are going. >> do you have something for matt? >> oh, yeah. and there's an amazing amount of support, especially by these companies that just have helped me so much. by all my fans too. >> and by the way, wear helmets. to the young people out there, wear a helmet. so important. >> that's the only thing that eally matters, or else i'd be >> kevin and pi.pia, thank you much. we're back right after this. th.
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>> i like to shop at forever 21. it's a huge department store, and they have really great dresses. >> i also like to shop at forever 21. it has a lot of stuff for cheap prices. >> i love to shop at bloomingdale's. it's fun because you can get everything there. you can get good stuff for not that much. >> all four say they love to get a good bargain, they have never shopped for clothes at discount mega stores like walmart or kmart. only one had ever checked out fashions at target. do you check out labels? >> not so much, but if it looks good, it's worth it. >> we conducted an unscientific experiment to see if the savvy teen shoppers could figure out where the fashions came from. we told them they would be part of a back-to-school fashion show and could choose any items from these racks of clothes to model. all right, ladies, hit the racks. ♪ >> what they didn't know was the
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entire wardrobe came from kmart, target and walmart and cost under $30 apiece with the labels removed, the girls had to rely on their own sense of style. finally, after careful selection and trying on several different outfits, the models were ready for show time. ♪ beautiful girls all over the world i could be chasing ♪ >> what do you girls think of these outfits? >> they're great. >> fabulous. >> love them? >> yeah. >> anybody have any idea what store they came from? >> no. >> i'd say the top from h&m and the bottom's maybe from gap. >> any idea how much each piece costs? >> maybe the dress cost $50. >> what do you think? >> i think the top came from h&m because i have one similar to it. >> would you buy these clothes? >> yes. >> they're really nice.
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>> i would. >> then it was time for the big reveal. all right. so guess what, these came from kmart, walmart, and target. >> oh, my gosh. >> alivia was wearing a walmart and target top for $10 each and kmart jeans for $20 for a total of $40 of the helen was wearing a target dress. her total outfit $22. nicole had on a walmart hoodie, leggings, and tank for $12 each for a total of $36. and alma was wearing a walmart top for $10, a target tank for $8, and leggings for $7. her total outfit $25. are you surprised? >> yeah, i am. they're really nice clothes. i really like them. >> i'm so surprised. i couldn't believe it. yeah, but they're really nice. >> and what about the prices? >> prices are amazing.
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>> i was definitely shocked. i did not honestly expect walmart or kmart -- wow. i'm still shocked. >> gotcha. how do you make the most of your back-to-school bucks? shop the upscale retailers to get the idea of the look that's in season, and then check out some of these discounters to see if you can find a similar clothing that pmight be inspire by the big designers. as we found out, you, your kids, and your wallets will be very happy, ann. >> so how did you get so stumped? i don't understand. would you guys tell your friends where you bought these clothes? would you try to not reveal that, broadcast it? helen? >> it would be my little secret. >> they said, if asked, they might reveal. >> this is not the only thing you would suggest to people who are trying to be careful. if you buy something for your
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child, cut the label out, but what else? >> go look for the promotional code for the big retailers. a lot offer coupons. there's a lot of back-to-school specials out there. go now when it's on sale and buy for next year if you find anything. you know how much your kids will grow pretty much. there are different ways to save. go to the big department stores. see what's in. they have fabulous sales. sign up for their e-mails. they'll tell you 20% to 30% off the next hour. go online. you really have to be a shop smarter -- good savvy shopper, and you can do very well. >> savvy shopper, maybe going into one of these stores with dark glasses. your hair up so they don't know you're in there. so funny. were you really shocked? when you talked about it. >> i was honestly very shocked. i did not expect it to come from walmart. >> you look good. i'm glad you like the clothes. that's a good way for parents to save money. >> parents were very happy when we revealed to them, by the way. >> thanks for taking off the first day of school to be here this morning. >> you're welcome.
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>> coming up, we're going to meet this year's today's wedding finalists coming up after these messages and your local news. i want to check the morning commute with mike. >> normally a busy stop at van ness and market. now san francisco police are on the scene because of an earlier accident. additional slowing there as you get off of the 101 if you don't continue on and you try to cut through. it will be slower right now, but folks are making their way past and it might cause back ups on mission. east bay freeway a half hour and walnut creek through the construction zone. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area and not a lot of wind.
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no sea breeze. if the winds relatively light and lots of summer sunshine. spare the air day and look at the temperatures already hitting the 90s. hottest places near 100 and same tomoow.week.coer thi week. time is 8:27. more news after the break. advantage topical solution treats dogs...
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this morning. two other men allegedly ordered bailey's killing in 2007 h. they ran the bakery in oakland and bailey investigated the case. prosecutors deny the claim and point to the third anniversary of bail's death earlier this month and said it did not get media coverage. another local news update in about a half hour. the "today" show returns in a moment.
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♪ 8:30 on a monday morning, the 23rd of august, 2010. let's not sugar-coat it. it's nasty here in the northeast and will be for the better part of the day. but on the bright side nice people gathered outside on our plaza. they have their umbrellas.
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i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. meredith is taking some time off. because ann is here, kacarl quintanilla -- >> now i'm confused. >> nice enough to fill in over at the news desk and he joins us. coming up, martha stewart. you came on the right day. martha is here to help you organize your kitchen, yours, too. she will help us make a kitchen not only stylish but functional as well. she has some great kitchen tips and she'll be sharing those in just a couple of minutes. and speaking of martha stewart, we think about her and weddings sometimes. it's that time of the year again. time to choose this year's wedding couple. we've narrowed it down to four finalis finalists. this morning you'll meet those finalists and we'll tell you how you can choose the winner. plus, how often do you spend rning in bed while your rtner's dead when their head hits the pillow. what they're calling sleep envy. yeah. >> something we know a lot
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about. >> i fall right asleep. i do. boom. >> right until the alarm wakes up. >> boom. envy. a lot to get to. let's get a check of the weather. al is off today. stephanie abrams is filling in. no jacket. >> no raincoat. >> this is nothing, seriously. >> i'm wearing that dress. you can see these arms. >> a 3-year-old baby heading back to nigeria. why is that? >> i work there. >> what's the weather? >> hot and humid. >> enjoy the cool temperatures. let's have a look at ts forecast. our tpilca entity. it doesn't look like it will be affecting us. rain sticking around in the northeast, the south and the west. otherwise it's going to be hot, hot, hot in texas and the southern p
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and for your back-to-school forecast, 24 hours a day. we want to find out who is celebrating today. i will hand it over to willard in d.c. hey, willard. i don't think they're still in business but it is time to go back to school. ring the bell. do your thing. i think half the kids love it. they're bored. happy birthday, how sweet it is. swimming, camping, scratching. irma robinson is 102. loves playing with her cat and
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enjoys playing cards with her friends. happy birthday. nice name. shirley myers. fourth time she's tried to get on the show, played the piano in church until she was 102. they hauled the piano away and she was still going. we have regina st. germain, 102. loves cooking. says her secret ingredient is lots of butter. me, too. butter and oleo for 50 years. we have fred ignacio out of california, 101. lives independently and still drives to the grocery store. we wish him well. that's terrific. ruth bettman known as dear.
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hey, dear, come here, please. she was a flapper back in the '20s. so was i. and finally we have jonathan robinson of huntsville, florida, 100 years old today. became a broadway singer at 21. opened his own theater and that is been helping young artists perform. that's it. that's all. back to new york. willard, thank you so much. up next, martha stewart shows us how to do everything we need to create a kitchen that works.
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this morning on martha on "today" some top kitchen tips. secrets for creating a kitchen that's not only beautiful but functional as well. all these tips right off the pages of "martha stewart living." good morning. nice to see you.
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>> and 50 tips. >> you could have done 500 tips. >> i probably could have but we he h edited it down to what i think people should at least start with, 50. >> these are basic and some are so -- you love dish towels, not the big monster ones. you like little ones and you can't have enough of them. >> you can use the little bar cloths good for wiping counters and they're easily washed and laundered and i keep these damp whenever i'm working so i wipe the counter with this not paper towels. >> you fill an entire drawer. >> not just one. it's such a useful way and i know when i start cooking a meal, i have all the towels i need. >> all easily washable. >> this is a good hint. when you want your cutting board -- this can be acrylic or wood. some heavy chopping, put a damp dish cloth underneath. try to move that. >> or you can use one of these nonstick surfaces.
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>> can you clean that? >> oh, sure. just wash it in soapy water. >> knifes, people put them in the blocks. >> i like the drawer because i don't want the knifes out. i just don't want them -- i put them in a drawer and i can just grab the knife i want. these actually work very, very well and they do keep your knifes from getting dull. >> but don't just throw your knifes in a drawer haphazardly. you reach in, you can cut yourself easily. and when you cut yourself, you should have a first aid kit. you have a whole drawer dedicated to that. >> this is so easy. everything is totally reachable. i have one for my pets, because i have a lot of pets, and one for humans. this has everything i need if i want an aspirin or a nail clipper or a q-tip. >> what's the pink? >> benadryl. allergy. and then throat lozenge, anything is all accessible and i love having drawers.
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>> all in containers. how many cats do snuff. >> i have five. each has his or her own dish. these nonstick trays -- >> where did you find these? >> i'm not allowed to say. >> i'm sorry. these are cool. you put a big water bottle in one and food dish on the other and these are great. my cats really are picky. they want their open bowl. >> and they know which bowl is theirs? >> of course. >> they read? >> oh, yes. >> okay. >> now for washing dishes, another nice hint if you have a hard thing. >> it won't break. i don't want to break my glasses. you can also put a tub in the sink, a soft, plastic tub, so the glass can soak there and it won't break. >> okay.
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>> and decanting your dish liquid or hand lotion into decorative containers is a very good thing. and you don't have big labels everywhere. it's nice. >> whose stuff is that? i'm kidding you. it's the time of year for fresh vegetables and produce. a lot of people put that in the refrigerator. you don't like the included cluttered look so you organize it. >> it shouldn't go in the refrigerator and it's so nice with the farm tomatoes to put them 0 out on a platter. i keep my fruit out, too. peaches taste so much better or apples, room temperature. eggs, too. we're having a big problem with eggs so everybody better be careful where their eggs come from. organically grown you can keep out for a few days. >> that's not a problem? >> oh, no, no, no. they're fresh. and so this looks nice, too, on your counter. >> it does. a festive feeling of the spring or summer. >> all year i do this.
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all year i keep it out. >> this cart is an ingenious idea, something you can't live without. >> and i have two of these in my kitchen and people love them because you can keep all your salts and peppers in dishes like this. >> do you cover those? >> no, no, no. >> don't worry about dust? i would hate to think of dust in martha's house. you don't worry about dust? >> no. and i keep all my tools, my hand tools accessible in crocks like this, and my spatulas, my whisks, wooden spoons like this so i grab what i need. and not just for me, many, many people do this. the 50 tips show you how to organize your kitchen just to make it more useful. >> very functional and also pretty. out of the pages of "martha stewart living." up next, our couples competing for a chance to be mayrried liv on our plaza. [ woman on tv ] if you won't let me in,
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>> announcer: "today's wedding" is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by a 100,000-mile five-year power train limited warranty. back now at 8:45 with our special series "today's wedding: modern love." this morning we'll reveal our finalists competing for the opportunity to get married live on our show. >> hundreds of videos and applications, we've narrowed it down to four couples. here are their stories. ♪ ♪ what i want you've got that might be hard to handle ♪ we met at college training in 1989, just graduated high school, introduced to each other. i thought he was cute. >> i just remember seeing her and i was sold.
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>> we department actually start dating until our junior year of college. it was at that time we became serious. ♪ you make my dreams come true >> we did have a breakup for about eight to ten months. he did move back to long island and it was at that time that i realized i couldn't be without him. ready, babe? >> ready. >> let's go. >> we're excited to wake up with each other every day. we want our lives together. every day is something new and interesting. ♪ magic, magic, magic >> it's something that you feel. there's something missing when you're not with me. when we're together people like to be around us. you're the one. >> thanks. >> not a guess. i know. >> you're doing great, babe. keep up the good work. whenever we go some place, it's
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a comfort that you get knowing that your best friend is next to you. good morning, "today" show. i thought i would skype you so you could see how my fiancee and i communicate on a daily basis. >> hi, i'm melissa. >> i'm in the united states air force. we met in 2007 and i proposed to her when i returned from iraq in 2008. we were at a choir performance our senior year of high school. i was new to the school. >> i was very shy in high school. >> she was the prettiest girl in the room. i had to get to know her. after several long months of begging and pleading she finally agreed to go out on a date. i see her as the most wonderful girl in the world. she'll still sit down and have a nice day on skype with me. is it hot there today? >> no, not as bad.
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oh, my gosh, you look so pretty. thank you. he would send me flowers from afghanistan and do all these special things for me. to make me still feel special. >> have a good night, sweetheart. miss you. >> he comes home from afghanistan in september. >> i'm getting married, icing on the cake. i love her with all my heart and she deserves the very best. i would love to surprise her with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. >> i'm marcus allen. we actually met at a cvs. >> now i don't want to plan a wedding and he doesn't want to plan a wedding, so we need you to mrplan our wedding and the honeymoon. >> i went into cvs looking for directions and i call him my traveling superman because he
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comes out, i know where that is. >> i gave her a business card and said, you have to let me ta take you to lunch. she said, no, you call me. >> i invited him at church. you know what, we should go to lunch. >> about six months into it i knew that this would be the person i would want to marry. >> big old boy. every once in a while he'll look up, you don't want to date me. >> one of the quirky things i love is her laugh. her laugh is infectious. i think one of the big advantages that makes us work well as a couple is that i'm her number one fan and i think she is my number one fan. >> you see, you don't know? >> i know she's my number one fan. ♪ we make each other happy and we just can't lose ♪
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♪ let me know take a chance if you have no place to go ♪ >> we're trying to achieve the goal of our lives, have the wedding of our dreams. >> "today" show, we are your next couple. we've been together now for nearly four years. i came to mississippi on a scholarship. >> we both had to take anatomy class and were study partners. i would call him my best friend. >> she tried to teach me yoga. doesn't work. i tried to teach her soccer. doesn't work. >> i always thought i'd marry a catholic boy. i got the catholic part but not italian. it's been a huge blessing i got to meet him and the fact he's from another country, we learn so much and gain perspective. ♪ he always has a different way of
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looking at things. i have been to ireland twice. >> she fits in with my family like a glove. she's definitely the one. we have our eyes on the prize. ♪ love, love got to have something to keep us together ♪ ♪ love, love that's enough for me ♪ >> am i glad i don't have to make the choice. they are four terrific couples. >> we have zero to do with this. it's up to our viewers. they're such nice people. do they have any idea marriage wise, letting our viewers do all the selections. >> they do pretty well, our viewers. >> we have a good track record. vote for your favorite couple. head to our website you can also text your choice to 622639. that is one for lauren and greg,
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two for melissa and jeremy, three for shakira and marcus or four for genevieve and david. you have until 1:00 p.m. eastern time tomorrow to cast your vote. >> you can vote on your facebook page. the biggest social network in the world. a lot of these were posted on facebook. >> to follow the wedding process you have to click like us. you have to like us. hopefully that's not too hard for you. your comments and votes and we'll reveal the winning couple live on wednesday. >> and then we start right off with the selections. it goes crazy. it's a very fast process this year. >> rings, cake, all of it. >> orientation at school, the drugstore, and that one couple, the one kid who thought he never had a chance. he kept trying and trying. >> that's that kid from
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afghanistan. you don't have a chance. >> we'll find out more about it. we're back in a moment.
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just ahead, sleep envy. the problems that arise when one spouse has such an easy time falling asleep. the other tosses and turns. >> and your child's health. >> first your local news and weather.
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good morning, everybody. time is 8:56. the latest on your commute on the streets of san francisco are busy. >> a lot busier than in past weeks. we had traffic control at van ness and market and that has been cleared as far as traffic control, but look at the
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slowing. northbound 101 and 280 and out of daley city and southbound 280 starts that slowing from around ocean avenue backed up for city college. now the off-ramp is clear and 280 is slowing down and san mateo and palo alto and the peninsula commute is back and getting towards fullews after ts have more news after this.
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today is the first spare the air day. you are asked to carpool and there is no free transit. don't barbecue and a ban on wood burning. you are asked to cook inside and avoid aerosol, paint, cleansers and hair spray.
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the "today" show returns in about a minute. have a great monday. see you coming up here this about a half hour.
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"today" on a rainy monday morning, the 23rd day of august, 2010. almost the end of this month. expect it to be kind of wet throughout much of theay here in the big apple, the first part of the week. we're glad these people decided to brave the bad weather and stopped by to see us this morning. we thank them very much. matt lauer along with ann curry. and sarah. >> hi, sarah. >> totally different view today. welcome. nice to have you here.
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coming up in this half hour -- what the government is doing about the massive egg recall that has sickened hundreds if not thousands of people. more than half a billion eggs pulled off store shelves for fear of salmonella contamination dating back to may. why did it take so long to notify the public? we're going to hear from the fda and have the latest on the recall coming up in just a couple of minutes. also, we're going to be talking about something that a lot of people can relate to, and that is something called sleep envy. when you're tossing and turning all night and your partner is snoozing away next to you without a care in the world. well, according to some experts, women suffer from insomnia more than men. so why does it happen and actually do women deliberately sabotage their partner's sleep? that's one of the questions we'll be asking. >> sabotage in what way? like every 20 minutes -- hey, hey! >> my mom wakes my dad up. every 20 minutes. >> are you awake? >> now i am. speaking of partners, we'll explore the stories of men and women who thought they were
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happily married until the day they uncovered a shocking secret. a wall street husband who was actually a bank robber to a man who used this marriage to allegedly spy for the cuban government. you'll be shocked how their double lives were kept secret. >> that keeps interest in a marriage. >> mystery. >> come on. exactly. >> i hate those men. >> that's in the 10:00 hour. first, a check of the top morning's stories from carl quintanilla who is over at the news desk while ann is here. carl, good morning to you. >> ann, sarah, matt, good morning, and good morning to everyone. that nationwide recall of more than a half billion eggs could even get bigger in the coming days and weeks. nbc's tom costello is in washington this morning. tom, good morning. >> reporter: carl, bigger because they're trying to go back and figure out who has already been sickened and tie that to salmonella cases that they have seen. so far no reports of any deaths. >> mommy! >> okay. >> reporter: 16-month-old ava jones is a nonstop bundle of
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energy. now recovered after her parents rushed her to an e.r. in waterloo, iowa, this month dehydrated and sick. after eight days in the hospital, the diagnosis was salmonella poisoning, probably from eggs. over the past three months hundreds, maybe thousands, of people, are thought to have been sickened after eating contaminated eggs. now more than half a billion have been pulled off the market in 22 states. the contaminated eggs were shipped from mid-may to mid-august but a voluntary recall wasn't announced until this month. >> you have to start an investigation. first you see the rise in the number of cases of salmonella above the normal background. then you start to identify the clusters of cases and do the investigation of where they might have been exposed. >> reporter: the egg farms in iowa at the center of this recall were owned or supplied with chickens and feed by jack decoster, the sixth biggest egg producer in the country with a troubled past. decoster was labeled an habitual
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violator for waite pollution and waste violations. fined for federal health violations for sweatshop conditions in maine. his company paid $1.3 million to 11 female employees to settle allegations of sexual assault and intimidation in 2002. then in 2003, decoster pleaded guilty to knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, and just two months ago, the company paid $130,000 fine for animal cruelty, documented in undercover video. >> gasps for air as she slowly dies. >> reporter: phillip is a reporter for the "des moines register." >> jack decoster was very much the poster child in the 1990s for what was wrong or what would be wrong with this large-scale, industrial-scale agriculture. at the same time he was an embarrassment to conventional big agriculture, because he was constantly in the headlines. >> reporter: we have asked
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decoster's company for comment. they declined. the fda would have much more authority and manpower, both of which it lacks right now, that coming after salmonella outgreat lakebreaks including peanut butter, spinach and processed foods. >> tom costello in washington. thanks for that. a dramatic end to a hostage standoff in manila. a former police officer who opened fire while holding chinese tourists on a bus was found dead. a s.w.a.t. team was seen leading the hostages to safety. the police officer was holding them. and an amazing survival story. trapped underground for 17 days, 33 miners in chile are alive. on sunday a narrow drill broke through into an emergency ch us are fine in the shelter. later a video camera showed the faces of some of the miners. getting them out is not going to be easy. it could take months. in the meantime they'll be able to get food, water and air through the drill hole. and the expendables held the top spot at the box office this weekend taking in more than $16 million. the twilight spoof "vampires
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suck" was sikd. "eat, pray, love" was third. it is now five minutes past the hour. back to matt, ann and -- a great way to say suck on television. >> we've had this discussion. movies have funny names. >> even the commercial -- isn't it the patch that says quitting -- >> yeah. so isn't it redundant? >> what? >> vampires -- >> no. >> okay. >> we've now said it three times. >> i think i might be out. >> no, we're keeping you. >> let's go to the weather channel and stephanie abrams filling in for al this morning. stephanie? >> the 50th birthday party. >> i wanted to get a picture with matt and -- he's so handsome. >> he is. >> and i did get a picture with
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ann. i love her. >> love her. n and matt, maybe you can get out here. a look at our forecast across then country. we're going to start with the tropical storm danielle that will turn into a hurricane over the next couple of days. it does look like this will take a turn to the northwest. hopefully it will stay offshore and be a f here's a look at a very sunny golden gate bridge and not much of a sea breeze. you can see what it will do with the temperatures as the ocean air conditioning shuts off. 93 in san jose and about 80s for san francisco over towards oakland. starting to hit 90s around petaluma and near 100 today. tomorrow the warmer start and the hottest near the week. wednesday hot inland and the sea breeze comes back and cools us off into the weekend. carl, over to you. >> stephanie, thanks. we've all been there, tossing be a turning in the wee
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hours of the morning only to find your partner sound asleep night after night. apparently the sleeplessness happens more often to women than men and watching your man nod off the moment his head hits the pillow unleashes a sleeping beast. sleep, it just isn't like it used to be. these days shut eye is just as tough to come by, hard to come by, evasive and often unattainable. the only thing worse than tossing and turning when your partner is blissfully catching his zs. >> i don't know, inside it just bothers me or somehow there's something in my brain that i want him to wake up so that i'm not alone, also. >> her reaction is not uncommon. in fact, it's part of a new phenomenon referred to as sleep envy. >> you're laying in bed, you've had a hard day and you turn around and your partner is snuggled up into the blankets snoring away, content, and you lay there thinking, i just want to get to sleep. it can be amazingly frustrating.
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>> a spokesperson for "silent night" a bed manufacturer in england. they conduct add survey that found sleeping men have their tossing women turning green with envy. >> 40% of women actually suffer with sleep envy and one in four actually confessed to waking up their partners. >> i shuffle around in bed, sometimes i'm being a little more obvious than little rael nudging or poking. >> i just wake up angry. then i roll over and go back to sleep. >> that, for me, is more frustrating. >> one in ten. >> i guess i have tried pinching before. i have to admit to that. >> sleeping beauty becomes the sleeping beast. >> i think in the morning it all kind of goes away. >> i definitely remember it. >> david rapport is director of nyu sleep disorder center and robi ludwig is a psychotherapist
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and contributor for good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> there's the sense men have an easier time falling asleep than women. is there truth to that? >> there's certainly truth women have more trouble and there are certain men who have normally the ability to fall asleep and some who have disorders particularly trouble breathing which makes them sleep. that's not true of all men. >> women sometimes actually sleep deeper than men, is that true? >> they have more depth of sleep which is thought of as deep sleep. the significance is not necessarily that they have deeper sleep in the general sense but they have different sleep. >> how do you know when you're just having some trouble sleeping due to minor stress and when you have a medical problem? >> in general from a medical point of view we define insomnia as a chronic problem or acute problem. short term we all know what it's like to have one or two or three bad nights but when you have trouble falling asleep when you
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want to every night or most nights for longer than three months we call that chronic insomnia and that's a problem you need to deal with. >> robi, i talked to my wife about this last night. she said the answer is obvious, women have more on their minds, they run the household. >> and this is especially true for single moms and moms with young kids. there's just so much to take care of. it can put you on mental overload and what we know is worrying can sometimes really make it difficult to fall asleep. so when you look at your partner and he's fast asleep and you're worrying about all the things you need to take care of, it can create a lot of resentment. >> how do you get over the envy component of all of this? >> i think dr. david gave great advice in terms of us understanding and psycho education. if you understand that men are just more inclined or some men are more inclined to fall asleep easier, then knowing that will help you understand your partner isn't lazy or trying to avoid
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you or isn't an unsupportive partner, it's just biology. >> in terms of getting to sleep, you have a few tips we'll talk abo about. first, establish a regular routine, going to bed at a standard time. >> exactly. sleep is a habit. and you have to develop habits. if you go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time in the morning, you are more likely to set your body's internal clock. if you try to work late, you know, sometimes and then go to sleep it's like jet lag. it doesn't work. >> avoiding alcohol and caffeine seems like a no-brainer? >> caffeine is a no-brainer late at night. then in our society we do a lot of caffeine. alcohol is less well known. it seems to help people go to sleep but disrupts the sleep afterward and we recommend that those people who have trouble with sleep avoid taking alcohol as a sleeping aid. >> you mentioned two other things, relaxation techniques if you need them and using the bed
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only for sleep and sex, not staying in bed to read for long periods of time. >> the first one, anxiety is a very big part of sleeplessness. insomnia, you wake up, you start worrying about sleep but you start worrying about all those things you didn't do during the day. that's not going to help. put your worry off to some other time if you possibly can. learn to relax and clear your mind of things that keep you up. bed is for sleeping. >> and don't be a one-man band. make sure to have your health in place so you don't have to overload and worry too much. you don't have to do everything. >> give him one little pinch? >> i think so. i'm a woman and i'm a little biased. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. still to come this morning, a parent's guide to common health myths for kids. up next, who did i marry? a shocking look at the secret double lives of some depression is a serious medical condition that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up
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this morning on "today's relationships," how well do you know your spouse? dini thought she knew her husband steven. every morning he put on his suit and went to work on wall street, or so she thought. turns out, he had been bringing home the bacon as a bank robber. >> they said "we have steven in custody for robbing fleet banks all over long island." i didn't believe it. i said "you have the wrong man. steven would never rob banks." >> jeannie's story is part of a new series on investigation discovery, "who the bleep did i marry." jeannie is here with the director of clinical training in the couple and family therapy department at drexel university. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so, jeannie, this is shocking to hear your story. can you tell me a little bit about what it was like before? would you say you had a happy marriage? >> i would.
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i definitely think we did have a happy marriage, you know. we had two kids and just living our life. definitely, at the end of our marriage was when things got really bad, but i didn't know that he was out doing this. >> well, this is shocking. did you have any sense that maybe he wasn't robbing banks, which is pretty extreme, but did you have any sense that something was different or wrong? >> i did believe something, like, obviously, was wrong, because he was absolutely crazy. you know, he stopped really taking care of himself, his hygiene changed. you know, he was very angry all the time and i used to say to him, "steve, what happened to you"? i used to say, "what happened to my husband?" like, it used to drive me crazy thinking for months and months how he was getting worse and worse and he just wasn't happy. i used to say, "steven, this is not the guy who i married." this is somebody that, you know, he changed. >> well, doctor, can you decipher -- when she describes this, you begin to think maybe
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just a depression. how can people in other situations avoid this idea of being duped? because that can so easily be misinterpreted. >> yeah. it can be easily misinterpreted and it can be anyone. so, you really do, like jeannie said, you have to take time to get to know that person. you've got to really focus on the warning signs. and some of those warning signs are obvious and some are not so obvious. and so, ask hard questions on the front end. >> like what? like what? >> you know, tell me about your family. pay attention to how you treat your family members or your friends. what are the things -- and then she said something really important. when you're asking questions, pay attention to changes of behavior, because he changed his hygiene, changed the way he interacted with the family. all of those can be signs that you're depressed, but they can be signs of something else. and people can be very, very deceptive for a long time. because remember, on the front end, they're giving you their representative, but a representative can show up for a really long time, sometimes years, and then shift, and they haven't shared all their information with you. focus also on what other people
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say, your confidantes, people you trust, about those signs, because in many cases, we can't see it when we're subjective, but somebody else can see what's going on. and then pay attention to what we call the spidey senses. if you've got ideas about things changing in your relationship, don't deny them. don't focus on other things just because you don't want to know the answer. you really have to be a good investigator and sometimes trust just isn't enough. you really have to pay attention to what other people are saying. >> o, i'd say the biggest thing you mentioned there was the shift, because how do you tell the difference? again, it's a fine line, but very different sides of the fence. the person that is a little quirky and maybe doesn't have a huge social circle, and you mentioned getting to know these people. if they don't have them, how do you distinguish between someone that's just kind of an odd duck and someone who's out leading a double life? >> go back to the beginning and give yourself time. most people will reveal their true selves over time, not in the very beginning. so, it may be that they're just a little odd, but that won't last forever.
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eventually, whoever they are organically is going to come out. >> going to come out. >> but if it's just three days and now we're engaged and in six months we're married, that's not always enough time to get to know who people are organically. >> well, i was married to him for nine years, so, this is something that to me was so hard for me because it used to drive me crazy every night. i used to cry all the time saying what happened to money man that i married? >> and you did get divorced, correct? >> i did. i divorced him. >> what's life like now? how did your kids handle that? >> well, my kids are doing good. i go to counseling still, which i think is like really something that has helped them and has helped me. so, the kids are doing good. they really are. >> how do you recover from this? >> yeah, i have to say, the counseling is really, really important, because you've got to remember, don't beat yourself up. many people can get duped, and oftentimes, we blame and shame ourselves for things that were not so obvious in the very beginning. so remember, give yourself some time to grow through the
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experience. take the data and that information that you learned and then use it so that you don't make the next mistake by not looking at the signs when you're going into another relationship and get counseling for your children. remember, they're a part of the equation, too, and they've got to grieve the loss of the life they once knew as well. >> okay. well, thank you both for being here today. jeannie trantell, dr. arty young. "who the bleep did i marry?" airs on investigation discovery. still ahead, a wdw aidsrch n gogh painting stolen for the second time from the same museum in cairo.
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101. >> sunny commute there across the san mateo bridge. 90s inland and 80s around the bay and 70s along the coast. santa cruz up and fairfield near 100. low 90s in petaluma. tomorrow is an excessive heat watch for tuesday and today say spare the air day. the sea breeze a comndesac w ane cal off later in the week. more news after the break. i was told that i was at risk for sudden cardiac death.
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a controversial church trial with a retired reverend who performed more than a dozen same-sex weddings is scheduled to start this week. the redwoods presbyterian church is being put on trial with the church for marrying 16 same-sex couples in 2008. during that time same-sex marriage was legal in california. the church said her actions violate church laws. opening statements are slated to begin at the covenant presbyterian church tomorrow in napa. you can watch nbc bay area news at 11:00 for a special report on the trial. more local news in a half hour and the "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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♪ you say good-bye and i say hello ♪ ♪ i don't know why you say good-bye ♪ ♪ i say hello it's been 40 years as the fab four last recorded let it be, their last album together and now "rolling stone" magazine is celebrating by 100 greatest songs. tomorrow we'll have the beatles. no. i have to say the beatles are it, right? >> my wife's name is judy so we love that one. how about you. >> norwegian wood.
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>> the amazing thing about it, they did what most bands aspire to, 200 times. >> is that beatles or john lennon? can i count that? >> i can count that. and how about -- let's play into the conversation. i got asked your favorite band of all time and i said the beatles. >> let's switch. we're moving on talking about some common health myths. >> this half hour, your mother always told you not to sit too close to the television because you'll ruin your vision or wait 30 minutes after eating before you jump into the pool. are those really bad things for your kids? we're going to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to your child's health. it's hard because when you're a new parent you're asked to be a doctor in an instant. you don't know all the background. >> how many do you have? >> two twin girls who are 1 year old. >> do you follow the myths? >> i was fascinating reading the
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notes. amazing stuff on toddlers but school-aged kids. >> also ahead this morning, the worldwide search is on for a van gogh painting that was stolen for the second time from the same museum. the masterpiece is worth an estimated $50 million. it's the latest in a spring of recent art heists worldwide and we're going to tell you how it possibly happened again. van gogh? >> i'm van gogh. >> i've heard van "gof." >> i may scoff at the word van gogh. >> such an al roker. >> helping you get more bang for your buck for the pot roast that serves double duty. >> first, a check of the weather and stephanie abrams who is in for al this morning. >> hey, guys. it's going to continue to rain throughout the northeast through the day today and this will be
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very slow to move. so what yo finally the heat is coming towards the bay area and not just the inland valleys. warming up to the 80s later on and 4:00 or 5:00, a light to moderate sea breeze cooling off around the peninsula and coast. inland into the 90s and maybe close to 100. out by fairfield tomorrow should be the hottest day of the week and still hot wednesday. the weekend will pump in low clouds and cooler temperatures, but between now and wednesday, things are looking hot. it's going to be about ten degrees below average in the northeast and ten above in the plains. up next, a parent's guide to common health myths rit afghr this.
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accidents." good morning. tough for new parents because as we said before the break, you're having to make medical judgments even at home without really knowing a whole lot about medicine but suddenly because you have kids. the first one as a parent i should be worried my baby isn't crawling by 9 months. why isn't that true? >> first of all, it's really important to track your child's development with the first year, make sure they're gaining all their skills sitting by the time they're six months of age. crawling is not a milestone. some just don't crawl. they go straight to walking. don't be too concerned with that. >> and walking happens about when? >> usually about 1, maybe even 15 or 16 months. >> and at what point do you start -- what if it's a year and a half and they're walking? should parents get concerned all of a sudden? >> that's why it's important to go to your checkup and have a development with your pediatrician to make sure they're gaining the skills they should have. >> let's move on to the teeth
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i ing. we're going through that right now at my house. my baby's high fever is caused by teething. that's not necessarily the case. >> correct. kids teeth a lot. they get about 20 teeth. they're always teething. you don't just want to assume their symptoms are due to teething. high fever is not a symptom. >> and what complicates it even more is different thermometers are read different ways, right? >> there's a variance where you have different thermometers. normal temperature is from 95 degrees to 100. 3. it can vary. the rectal temperature for young kids. >> is that the one you would choose? >> for an infant, yes. older kids you can use whatever is more convenient. >> and what temperature do you have to consider taking your kids to the doctor? >> as i said, it's age related. for young infants, 100.4. you have to look if they're
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cranky or responding to an over-the-counter medication for fever. >> my toddler must need special shoes because he or she has flat feet. do you hear this a lot? >> so often. the reason is that kids are born with flat feet. they don't start to develop arches until they're 2 years of age. really what's important is to learn to walk barefoot and they need protection for their feet for shoes, flexible soles and to measure the length and the width. >> my child is always sick so something must be wrong with their immune system. why should you not panic every time they catch a cold? >> kids do get sick all the time, putting their fingers in their mouth, their noses, they don't wash their hands frequently. kids get about seven to ten colds a year plus the strep throats and the ear infections. it seems like they're sick almost every other week or so. >> you have remedies people might not have thought of. >> home remedies that you can use, saline drops to clear out their noses, a cold mist
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humidifier can be helpful. older kids can gargle with salt water and even putting a phone book to help elevate their head. >> really? it keeps the mucus from going down their throat? >> exactly. easier to breathe. >> interesting. speaking of which, dairy products. you hear this all the time. dairy products make my child more congested when he or she is sick. >> right. this is a real misconception we hear all the time. what the situation really is, kids don't blow their noses very well. >> or sometimes not at all. >> and they swallow all that mucus. drinking a lot of milk causes them to gag and they spit up. that's why we want the grandma remedies, the chicken soups and clear liquids as well. >> my mom told me don't sit so close to the television. you're going to ruin your eyes. is it true? >> that's not true. there's no medical evidence. >> really? >> really. >> it seems to make sense. >> genetics really plays a major role. rather than having children move
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back, shut off the tv. they actually need to be outside playing, getting exercise. pediatrics recommends only two hours of sle hours a day. >> don't go swimming after eating. >> parents think you might get muscle cramps and drown. there is no medical evidence. >> hilarious where the things come from. >> thanks so much. up next, a priceless work of art at the center of an international manhunt. and later, double duty dinners that save you time and money. well, are you going to pick it or not? it's not ready yet. (announcer) tim and richard smucker grew up learning that you have to pick fruit at the peak of perfection if you want jam to taste extra delicious. it's getting close.
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freeze it. thaw it. eat it up. almost like a scene out of "the thomas crown affair" a van gogh painting estimated $50 million was stolen from a museum in cairo and is the latest in the string of art heists worldwide. more now. >> reporter: it's a masterpiece worth over $50 million stolen for the second time from the same museum. >> stood on a couch literally and they sliced the painting of poppies out of the frame. >> reporter: the alarms didn't go off in seven of the 43 security cameras were working, the late nest a string of high-profile art heists stretching back two years. $100 million lost in five minutes.
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van gogh, monet. more recently in the south of france two heists just a week apart and then this may one of of the biggest art heists in history, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art stolen including a picasso. in that case as well as in egypt security was lax. >> the age of the building, the amount of material that are in them, it doesn't lend itself to good security and that's what we're seeing is a lack of security. >> reporter: a former fbi agent spent decades working undercover as an art dealtory recover stolen art. seen here in this sting, a rembrandt from iraqi thieves. he says most clients more often are crimes of opportunity. can thieves really turn art into hard cash. >> it's very difficult because it's famous, known all over the
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world. because of the speed of communication, the world knows within hours that the painting is missing. >> reporter: officials are at a lots claiming they found the van gogh only to back track. and coming up next in "today's" kitchen, one meal, two nights, a pot roast that serves double duty.
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this morning in "today's kitchen" double duty meals. healthy lifestyle expert chef lala is showing us how a pot roast can turn into tomorrow's chili and more to help save you time and money. chef lala, good morning. good morning. how are you? >> good. >> are you ready to cook? >> oh, yay. >> come on. they told me about you in the
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kitchen and your wonderful cooking skills. >> i've never been in here before. >> how about your own kitchen at home? >> i've never been in there either. use it for storage. >> do you have a kitchen? >> yes. >> that's a good start. we're going to be doing some roasts today. only two of us at home and the reason people don't like to go to these places and save money is, what am i going to do with that big old hunk of meat. >> i was wondering the same thing. >> brown the meat to intensify the flavor. >> why grape seed rather than olive oil? >> olive oil you don't want to cure at high heat because of the smoke point. i love the way you move back. >> i'm worried about my outfit. >> i promise you, it doesn't hurt. >> okay. the olive oil -- >> you don't want it to smoke. it loses its wolf healthy properties. still a lot of great, healthy
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properties but -- >> this might be a dumb question but can you get grape seed anywhere? >> yes, you can. you can buy it at any supermarket orca know la has a great smoke point. you want to saute your onions and garlic. you don't want to overcook them. they are kind of clear and i use the same pan that i use for the actual roast and then hand me some wine. don't worry, it's not going to splash you. >> how much? >> it won't splash you if you add it to oil. >> whoa. you said smoking wasn't a part of this. >> the wine, if you won't drink it -- >> don't cook with it. >> correct. add that back in there with the vegetabl
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vegetables, potatoes, carrots and we added salt. just add a little bit of white pepper. cover it up, cook it for two hours and you're done and you will have an amazing, amazing roast. >> that looks delicious. >> this is dinner the first night. >> what else can we do? we go from here to now i have a lot of meat left. >> we'll have you cut it into tiny pieces. onions, garlic again, and you cook it up. tomatoes. puree, thyme and rosemary. i have a 4-year-old son. i use paprika but this calls for chili powder. i like it spicy. >> you warned me about that. >> i want some of that meat
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you're cutting. if you go like this, you're going to take a finger with you. always turnl your fingers in. you make a casserole with fingers, it's going to be a very expensive chili. add the sauce and salt. cover it up. >> can i just say -- >> what? now the help comes. >> what are you afraid of? >> i'm not good with cooking. >> come on. >> get in there. just get in there. >> ann knows how to do it. >> oh, you can do it. come on. i want you to do it. you can scoop. >> this is our third meal. >> we have our roast and our chili and we can make salad. make tacos. take one wonderful meal and turn it into several to last throughout the week. save time and money. >> so glad you agreed to move in with me.
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>> all right. >> coming up next, country crooner blake shelton will be co-hosting with hoda.
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good morning. time now is 9:56. checking your monday morning commute with mike. >> back to the south bay off of
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880, we have an accident around the 280 around the transition. it's a distraction and things have not been themselves through the area. the transition also going to be slow on the ramp. northbound 101 is moving slowly. southbound another accident, but the northbound side is bearing that commute from ax 60 to 880. the 101 is clear through most parts, but palo alto into wood side and the bay bridge getting lighter. they turned off the metering lights and a few people waiting to pay cash. >> probably a lot of air conditioners cranked up already this morning. we will see a lot of 90s inland. beginning today, it will get close to 100 degrees. low 90s around san jose and the peninsula and oakland get being into the 80s before just a late day sea breeze starts to take the edge off the heat. there you go. hot temperatures through
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wednesday and cooling into friday and saturday. spare the air day and likely wednesday with the hot temperatures continuing. >> thanks a lot. a new service on facebook gets mixed reviews from users. the new places features puts the word out on facebook when a user checks in via cell phone. companies like four square already do that, but on facebook there is a hitch. >> if you want your friends to see where you are in a particular place, you have to also let strangers see where you are. >> like many things on facebook, unless you change your privacy settings to prevent that, anybody can see your post. facebook made places an opt in offering and navigating the multiple privacy settings is difficult to do. more news coming up and the "today" show returns in about a minute. see you back here in a bit. [ indistinct conversations ]
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> that is a song, and it's montan monday, august, 23rd. blake shelton is filling in for kathie lee. i was calling you famous. >> of course, after this. i can't go into regular airports after this. >> he has a bunch of great songs, one is "hillbilly born."
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>> you're born on that song. >> let's hear a little. ♪ >> here we go. here we go. ♪ yeah i got a friend in new york city ♪ ♪ he's never heard of conway twitty ♪ ♪ don't know nothing about grits and greens ♪ >> i don't. now you know what he sings. i'm a little nervous because i tweeted you were going to be on with me. do you know what people said? >> what. >> they kept saying i hope you have a five-second delay, be very careful of the goof ball. >> goof ball? >> that's what they're saying. >> they say he's such eye candy.
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>> eye candy? >> you're eye candy. anyway. >> oh, no. gosh. >> so, tell us about you, mr. newly engaged to miranda lambert. >> to miranda, which is awesome. >> is it? >> yeah. we're not getting married until sometime next year probably, so she has plenty of time to back out. >> she's not backing out. i love the pictures of you guys. very cute. she also tweeted this morning, which i thought was sweet. this is what she tweeted last night, your fiancee said -- >> northethis morning. >> she wrote, tune in and watch the train wreck! that's what she said about you. tell us about you. what's the story here? >> look at me. >> i'm looking. >> i don't know what the hell i'm supposed to be doing. i'm tuning my guitar, and next
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thing i know, we're live. i brought my gummy bears up here. >> are those your favorite things? >> yes. >> what is your favorite thing? >> salt. >> why. >> salt is -- i mean -- >> it just is? >> you use it for everything, don't you? >> i enjoy it. >> do you put it on your margarita? >> i do drink a margarita. >> with salt. you put it on fries, on chips. you put it in corona, you sweat it. >> it's your favorite thing? >> well, it's a big deal. >> and i see we have your favorite drinks. we want you to feel at home. we brought you a bacardi and coke. rum and coke. >> this is the greatest show ever. stop talking. interview somebody. >> all right. how is that? is that nice? >> yeah. >> do you see how we roll over
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here? you tweeted this morning, too. we have it. we have to show it to you. this is what he tweeted. i'm not kidding. [ bleep ] son of [ bleep ] just getting elm all out of my system. you were worried this would come out on the air. >> i'm drinking on national television first thing in the morning. i'm not going to get this job. i know that. i'm doing my best not to cuss or have any wardrobe malfunctions and crap like that on national television. i'm in people's living rooms right now, and i shouldn't be. >> all right. okay. did you have a nice weekend, by the way? >> i did. we played in alabama, and then we played in ohio, dayton, ohio, which was fun. people love you there. >> they do? did they tell you you were coming? >> people love you right here. >> you do? aren't you sweet. we have a lot of eye candy
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tweets about you, too. a lot of eye candy tweets. >> a lot of people don't have very good taste. >> stop. so this weekend, by the way, i went out of town this weekend and hit a beach with a couple of friends. i want to show a couple of quick pics and give a shout out to grays bay. this is a postcard. this one i took. me and a group of friends went. >> yeah. >> we were there and it was a complete and total blast. >> really? >> it's a beautiful beach. >> you all look wasted in that picture right there. >> we probably were. that's what we do. your girl betty white won an emmy. >> i'm a fan of all the golden girls, but for some reason she over the years everybody loves her. >> why do you think that is? >> she's so innocent, but then she's not. >> she's not. she can be nasty, can't she? >> without meaning to be. it makes you think she's not
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meaning to be. >> i can't believe you really do love "the golden girls." >> why? >> i have a little trivia question. i don't know. >> that is the ultimate sarcasm. "the golden girls." >> who is the oldest actress "the gold giren girls?" bet white. name all the characters first and last names. >> the characters. it would be dorothy, blanch -- i don't know the last names. sophia and rose. >> all right. complete the lyrics to the theme song. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ travel down the road and back again ♪ your heart is true you're a
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pal and a confidante ♪ >> too high. that sounded crap. are you going to interview me? >> in a minute. you brought your guitar for a reason. you don't have to read anything on the teleprompter. what are you going to play? >> you want me to play a song? awesome. i have it in my lap and i think it's in ftune and everything. this is a song on my new record that i wanted you to hear, especially after i saw those pictures of you at the beach. >> go. ♪ my oh my you're so good-looking ♪ ♪ hold yourself together like a pair of book ends ♪ ♪ >> you're going to make me cry. >> i'm going to cry, too. ♪ i've not tasted all your
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cooking ♪ ♪ who are you when i'm not looking ♪ you pour a little something on the rocks ♪ slide down the hallway in juryour socks ♪ when you undress do you leave a path ♪ then sink to your nose in a bubble bath ♪ my oh my you're so good-looking ♪ hold yourself together like a pair of book ends -- >> is this a new song? i'm downloading it right now. >> uh-huh. ♪ i've not tasted all your cooking ♪ who are you when i'm not look g
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looking ♪ >> i love it. perfect. what's the name of the song? >> "who are you when i'm not looking." >> you have two new songs that hit number one -- >> in the last year. >> you're hot, baby. >> we're going to check in with sarah. we're not. >> we brought a crazy fan off the plaza that would like to ask a question. >> blake, i was going to ask the same question, but paula has this question. please say yes. do you have any brothers. >> no, sir. during that question i stared at hoda's legs. >> coming up, he will public our hero. that's right after this. you'll . [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential!
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actor. get it into perspective. >> no, we're kidding. i know this project is a big deal. you have other stuff coming as well. >> that's what i want to hear about. >> you're excited? >> yes. >> i wrote and produced and starred in a movie called "group sex." >> you're getting married, okay? >> i can watch movies, can't i? certain pay channels. >> it's a romantic comedy set in the world of a sex dsexaholic g. it's out there and it will be on show time and all those things. >> you have a lot happening. look at his hair. remember what you asked about his hair. >> i was hoping he didn't use a flat iron. is that a cowlick? >> a cow does lick it in the morning to get it like that. >> it's adorable. >> i'm going to sing you a song later. >> we took a prom picture
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together, and i tweeted it out this morning. >> you two have a lot in common. >> tweeting this morning, a lot of tweeting this morning. >> what was the tweet you did to kathie lee? >> about the one that officially had been in her pants, it's a picture of me with my hand in her pants hanging in her dressing room. >> they have something in common. this one is a singer, and you were in a band. >> my band is called banned from tv and it's all for charity. all your stuff is for charity, right? >> all of it. >> hugh laurie on keyboard and lester holt plays with us on two songs. there we are. david foster produced this. this is for the house soundtrack. we did two songs. thank god he was there, because i'll tell you -- he can turn lemons into lemonade. i sing one song and belt through it. we cover tunes. it's familiar faces all for
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from facebook to fantasia to texting and tweeting, is today's technology helping our hurting your relationship? >> who is better than you? here to explore this issue is veteran matchmaker p.j. osgood and psychotherapist and current founder of the basic question is do you think that social media is helping relationships or generally harming them? >> they're harming. technology is here to stay, but it's definitely making imoeshlly distant. you can sound out a text message of i'm thinking to you to a slew of people. it's cutting out the courtship women want. >> but guys don't care about.
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>> this is basically my answer. >> i think technology is definitely here to stay, and i think when near a relationship, you need to be an open book in your relationship and that includes an open facebook. i know like for my wife and i, we share passwords and facebook pages. everything is completely transparent and there's a high degree of trust there. you have to go with the technology flow. >> what if, let your wife was facebook-friending her ex-boyfriend she was in love with many, many years ago and they were communicating and it was kind of cool. you knew, but it seemed flirty. would that be offensive to you? >> it was offensive if she was hiding it or if i didn't know about it. if we're in a trusting relationship, and sigh it, i'm cool with it. it's all about the knowledge and honesty. >> what about you? do you text and tweet and facebook? >> well, we text way more than we talk on the phone, yeah. >> why? >> because with texting it's
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like you don't have to go through the hang on a minute, you know. you say what you need to say, and whether you see each other you do what you need to do, you know what i'm saying? >> uh-huh. >> more time for the doing? a little more time for the doing? >> sorry she brought up the whole ex-boyfriend stuff. >> it's easy. there's something a woman wants to feel like you wanted to talk to me. 90% of communication is your tone. >> you don't get the tone. often i think in facebook or just in e-mails or text, was i being abrupt. isn't there a lot lost in translation? >> i think light is lost in translation. i defriended my wife for a little while, because i think this is too much information. i don't need to know you're having your third lattes of the day. we need unpredictability and mystery in our relationship. >> do you think all this stuff, does it take away time. when your wife or boyfriend is
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texting other people, they're not busy with you. >> it gets addictive. you're sitting at dinner and texting. it's saying someone is more important. i like being with us right now, but this other phone call might be more important. >> you're facebooking more than your facetiming. >> what do you do in tweeting when you're with miranda? >> she's always watching some stupid show like "say yes to the dress" that i could give a crap about. i want to get on twitter. >> you're going to tell the world that's what she's doing right now? >> i know that the times i'm on there it's because i'm sitting there, you know, in misery watching one of these shows. >> people make the mistake of sharing too much of their relationship information with the world via twitter or facebook. >> you almost feel safe for some weird reason how you put
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everything out there. you feel safe, even though it's -- >> it's a false sense of intimacy. >> which is fine with most guys. >> you see what i'm working with today? >> i appreciate that. i hope you're not giving dating advice. >> all kinds of advice. >> thanks so much. still ahead from jennifer aniston disappointment to the box office to lindsay lohan's get out of rehab party, we'll have the buzz on that. how about this one? plus today's style says good-bye to summer sxhel land hello to e already? we'll talk to you after your local news and weather. ighting,. mnh-mnh. oh gosh! woo! it's this drab one-tone hair color, ick. yeah. let's szush it up. [ gigi ] try nice 'n easy with colorblend technology. in one simple step, get a blend of tones and highlights. so even in this lovely light, nice 'n easy comes to life with dimension. instead of drabulous...
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♪ blueberry pancakes are so good ♪ [ male announcer ] bisquick. pancake lovers unite. good morning. time now is 10:26. checking your commute with mike. this time it's redwood city. >> down into palo alto. speeds below 20 miles per hour and 10 for many of the speed sensors. looks like the peninsula commute is starting to restore. a lot of folks are working and that's good news. we are looking out for the rest of the area at baskin and still have an accident causing slow downs and 101 and 880 with slowing still going on. 87 recovered nicely and we will look at the maze where the freeway is slow. not a problem. 21 minutes from the bridge to
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the toll plaza. lights are off there. >> temperatures started to climb up and temperatures easily getting into the 90s from the hottest places out by fairfield. low 90 no, sir san jose. should get into the 80s around san francisco and oakland. things are heating up and this is a pattern we will see over the next few days. 10:27 and more news after the break. >> ...berber carpet. it was a whole bowl of stew. nooo. why? i could have saved this one. i could have saved this one. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
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san francisco city leaders
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put together a plan that is landing the great highways. this el nino weather pattern took a toll, causing street closures. it outlines possible solutions for the most critical parts of the ocean beach bluffs north of the san francisco zoo entrance and the south of the great highway. fixes include a sea wall using rocks for erosion control or building concrete pilings. the california coastal commission would have to approve the plan. big subway project in san francisco is beginning. it will cost more than $1.5 billion and many people want to know what the point is. muni said the subway will save passenger who is take the stockton street bus about 11 minutes, but save muni said when you take walking and wait times into account, commuters will lose time. save muni claims they added up the walk, wait, and travel times and say it will take 15.3 minutes under the current system. but if the subway is built, the
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total time would be 24.7 minutes. the data is flawed because it doesn't take into account the frequency between trains, the distance between transfers. thanks for joining us. nuayon co c ng up next. there's nothing better than a monday to recap the best gossip of the week. if you're out of the loop, we fill you in on all things pop culture. >> rob is a columnist for pop did the and here's here to give us the lowdown on all the crap in the world. >> don't you love him already? jennifer aniston at the box office had a very disappointing showing. >> totally surprising. she has a new movie out called "the switch" in xh she had a baby. everybody thought this would be a big movie for jen. it was number seven and only made $8 million. it left everybody scratching their heads in hollywood asking what happened. >> what do you think?
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>> she's had a couple of of less than successful movie, and we still love jen. we love her and you guys love her, too. >> yeah. >> did you see the movie. >> would you see this movie? >> i didn't know she had a new movie out. i watch "friends" reruns. >> we want jen to be rachel. that's the problem. we loved ray clel, and it didn't do well. hopefully the next one she's filming now will do better. >> the housewives of new jersey is a hot ticket. they had a reunion show that turned into supposedly a very explosive scene, right? >> it went nuts. this is going to be the best reunion you have ever seen on the housewives. tonight is the finale, and then next monday is the first episode of the reunion. they taped it in atlantic city and put it in two parts and we'll see the fireworks. i spoke to andy co-han, who said you laugh and cry. >> this is his quote directly.
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it may be the best reunion we have ever done. i was shocked with what happened. there were fights, tears and hugs. it said hoda will dig it. i'm sure i will. do you get into those shows? >> no, but i love reunion shows. >> you do? >> "who's the boss" and "growing pains," all of those. >> jesse james, he -- sandra bullock's ex-husband -- >> they're not officially divorced yet, but they're in the process. he's already found a new girlfriend, kate von dee. she has a lot of at that time to say. he was with her last weekend in vegas, and i hear this week she's going to meet the kids which some people say is a little premature. >> what is the tattoo thing? i don't get it. >> you've got one?
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>> i feel stupid. >> why did you get this? >> i was drunk. >> was it painful? >> yes, it was. it bled a lot. you're not supposed to be drinking when you get a tattoo, so iied and lost a lot of blood. >> so lindsay lohan, a lot of people have been -- she left prison after a short stay and went to rehab for what is a short stay it seems like? >> the rumors are that she will be released this week. some people are upset about that. however, they're going to get upset whether they hear that her friends are planning a celebration party for her. >> are you kidding me? >> getting out of rehab. >> are you serious? >> i'm afraid it's true. clubs in l.a. have been contacted about whether or not they would like to put on this celebration party, and i'm afraid many of the clubs would love t. the publicity will be huge. expect her to get out of rehab this week and maybe you can get into that. >> what do you think will happen
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to her? >> she broke it on the "today" show with matt lauer. she's coming back to new york, dina and lindsay are moving back here, and lindsay is looking at doing make a broadway play. she's going to get out of that scene of hollywood for a little bit, which i think is a good idea. >> do you think she'll wind up on her feet at the end of the day? >> i think it's a really, really tough question. she has to be really careful of her behavior. i'd love to say yes, however if these fools are planning a party to celebrate her coming out, probably not. >> spencer pratt and heidi mont montag. >> montag? i thought it was montag. i swear. i thought it was. >> it's heidi montag. >> she needs to change that. >> there's a sex tape the couple made and it's being pitched around. we don't know if it's real or not. spencer says it is and wants $5
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million for it. sources tell me that he has maybe not that much to be bragging about in this tape. >> who would care to see them in a sex tape? >> can we see her picture again? >> it's a very good question, although sex tapes have been released on people that you would say you would never want to say, and they do really well. i'm not sure he'll get $5 million for it, however this tape is going to be sold and i'm afraid we'll see a lot more of heidi. >> what do you think of the number ones going on right here, two number one singles. hot ticket in country. come on now. >> it's close, it's close. >> all right. rob, thanks so much. coming up next, exciting new looks for the fall. you're going to love this. ng i love fashion, loomg. lol. how would i make school a better place? field trips to the zoo! more basketballs. soccer balls. and a museum! [ growls ]
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.. this morning on "today's style," fall fashion trends. it's hard to believe, but the unofficial last day of summer whatever in the hell that means, labor day, is just two weeks away which means fall is in the air. >> so we have start saying good-bye to those summer flowy dresses and hello to jackets and scarfs. welcome to the party. >> thank you. it's a party this morning. >> what do you think of this one? >> a little bit of a crash.
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i got to be honest. >> they're saying that on twitter, too. hot, sexy. >> anybody can be drunk. >> we have some of five hot fall trends, right? >> exactly. >> we should get these? is that the deal? >> you should get one of each of these in my opinion. first is the cape. tell us about it. >> "today in new yortoday in ne raining and you think cape, it's the trench cape. we paired it with a black cashmere sweater and a lady bag and a blag ballet flat from ann taylor. >> our model is super petite. it works well on her and a really tall girl. >> what do you think? >> looks like the flasher a
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little bit. >> okay. next up we have the lady-like look. >> this is the lady girl. this dress is tucker for target. and it's 59.99, which is an amazing price. target is collaborating with tons of the designers over the past few years and hitting it out of the park. this is one of them. we paired it with a bejewelled necklace from aldo. you have the lady bag and black tights and black pumps. >> since "mad men" have been out have wore that sexy outfit. do you like it? >> i like that a lot. >> why do you like it? >> do you want to gel me killed? >> oh, the outfit? oh, i'm sorry. >> i'm sorry. >> next -- we know this is hot. this is the animal print. that is a hot ticket.
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>> animal print is everywhere. women find it challenging to wear it. pair it with similar thing. this coat is from talbot's and $279. it will be in my fall wardrobe. we fapaired it with a gold necklace and a ballet flat. >> i like they're relatively affordable. what's your consensus? >> you only wear one animal, because that way less animals lose their lives? >> no, it's faux. >> i like it a lot. i'm going to have this one in my collection. >> thank you, hon. next we have the duffle coat. >> every season there's one coat that stands out in the crowd. this season it's the duffle coat. it's adorabldorable.
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we compared it with char cool gray pants from the gap and little ballet flats from banana republic and a satchel. >> it's a throw back. >> that looks like something miranda would wear in the wintertime. >> i'm so glad. >> especially after i've been flirting with all the models. i think she has something very similar to that. >> thank you. >> all right. so lastly we have the equestrian look. >> this was the number one vote. >> the favorite? >> with the magazine crowd. you think the fall and cozy country weekends. we have a cardigan from tommy hilfiger and paired it with a little faux fur scarf and a cordoroy legs from vince and equestrian boot and one big nice watch, this watch from guess. one statement piece. >> bring all the models all.
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we're back in "today's kitchen" and getting saucy. >> donatella is the author of donatella cooks, simple food made glum russ and she's opening a brand-new restaurant called donatella. >> i'm opening a few weeks in chelsea on eighth avenue. >> here? >> here in new york. >> i'm out of near about 30 minutes. i'll come back and eat, though. >> you better come back. you like pizza? >> i do. >> all right.
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we're making steak pizzaila. dune how to pan sear your steak? it's nice and juicy. make sure it's on high heat, and you remove it from the heat. >> how long do you sear it? >> three minutes on each side. you don't want to mess with it. you want a nice crust to form. you mind getting your hands dirty? >> your hands are clean, right? >> can i get through the airport after having done that. >> what's going on? >> oh, my gosh. >> this is fun. >> you crush the tomatoes. >> leave them in there? >> too many chefs are in the kitchen. >> it's like play-doh playstation. look that t look at that. >> you sear garlic and oregano. you let it cook for 15 minutes like this, and then you added steak back in. >> it can't be this simple.
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>> it is this simple. you don't want it to overcook, and make sure you put it in the juices. >> you can't let that go. >> boys and girls, that's it. >> is that the final process? >> that's the or regular goe, garlic, salt, pepper. give it a bite. >> give it a bite. i've been dream being this. >> she can't eat today. behave. >> how is it? >> incredibly delicious. >> good. come around back. >> come on country boy. we have to cook more. >> why do you do this? >> we're making mac and cheese. do you like it? >> mine is not orange. it's not artificial. my trick is to fold in egg whites at the last minute to make them nice and flufffluffy.
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i put it in ramakans. notice it on top. >> these are ramakans. >> i'm also opening my first bar, d bar. since we're in manhattan -- look how excited you're getting? i'm making a classic manhattan cocktail, which is a glass of i ice. we're going to have bourbon, martini and rossi, sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters. you stir. >> with a three-foot spoon. >> and then you pour. would you like a cherry? >> yes, please. >> you guys are drinking it and not letting me finish the
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cocktail. >> there you go. >> donatella. cheers, cheers, cheers. >> i love you. i love all this. she's making drinks and cooking. what's not to love? >> your restaurant opening in chelsea in new york city coming up soon? >> donatella and d bar. we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc.
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it's time to check >> in with it's time to check in with miss sarah haynes. blake has made himself at home. hi, sarah. >> hi. >> dawn has a fan question. what is your embarrassing moment on stage? >> on stage? >> you seem to have a lot off stage. >> does this count? i did the splits one time on accident. it was like this right here, clearly the fans are clamoring, but it was a wet stage.
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i went to jump from one side to the other like somebody that would do that was in shape. i did the splits. >> terrible. >> yeah, it was terrible. >> do you think kathie lee is going to be upset on what you did today? >> i think kathie lee has lost her job after my appearance on this show. >> we have proof that he was in her dressing room. >> there's a picture of it. that's where i said i've officially been in kathie lee's pants. >> from the dressing room. >> what else, sarah. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> sherry wants to know what would you be doing if you hadn't pursued a career in singing? >> if you weren't a country music singer, you would be? >> i'd probably still be roofing houses. i roofed houses a little bit. >> yeah? okay. what else? >> julie wants to know how did you propose to miranda? >> oh. got her really drunk and we were at -- i live in oklahoma out in the middle of nowhere. i took her out in the woods and
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threatened to not bring her back. >> that worked? we've had so much fun. thank you for coming by. >> you're the greatest. >> it's okay. it's okay. >> tomorrow martina mcbride will be with us filling in for kathie lee. >> who?
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